Geographical Load Balancing
Derek Carter (aka goozbach)
goozbach at friocorte.com
Thu Nov 12 08:25:34 MST 2009
On 11/11/2009 05:19 PM, William Attwood wrote:
> How does one accomplish geographical load balancing? With that in mind,
> what about geographical failover? Example, I have a data center (DC) in
> Dallas, and another in Salt Lake. How do I re-direct traffic if Dallas goes
> Just a project I'm diving into. colo-specific load balancing and
> failover is accomplished, now we need to protect against the data center
> going offline, and speed of access to machines. I see how I can do
> geographical failover with a geographical load balancer, however, do I need
> 2 geographical load balancers if one of them goes offline?
> Has someone here worked on a project of this magnitude?
F5has a product called Global Traffic Manager which purports to do
just what you described. It's a proprietary solution, and expensive, but
if you're worried about this problem you'll usually have enough budget
to accomplish it.
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